Announcements & Upcoming Events
Congratulations Kira & Alexis!
Each year the U-Park staff selects a Student of the Week and a Student Artist, and it's never an easy choice with so many great kids. This year, Kira (5th Grade) was chosen as Student of the Week and Alexis (6th Grade) was choice for Student Artist. Keep an eye out for an article in the Newsminer for both of these deserving girls.
Iditarod Restart 2015
On the day of the event, schools will remain open as usual and the district is partnering with the borough to encourage school field trips, as appropriate to grade level and content area.
Due to the location of the event, school bus routes near Broadmoor Avenue and Dale Road that serve West Valley High, University Park Elementary, and Ryan Middle will be impacted by the activities and alternative pick-up and drop-off points will be scheduled for that day. Information from First Student regarding the alternative stops is posted below and will be distributed to students on affected buses this week. Traffic near Watershed Charter will also be impacted and more information will be available shortly.
Additional Iditarod Resources:
- 2015 Iditarod Information: www.iditarod.com
- Educational Resources: www.iditarod.com/teachers
- Hashtag: #Fbx2Nome
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3rd Grade Potlatch
Upcoming Testing Dates, grades 3-6
All of our 3rd-6th graders will participate in the State’s computerized standard assessments, AMP (Alaska Measure of Progress). Every grade has 2 days of testing, one day of English Language Arts and the second day for Math.
3rd grade: M-T, 3/30-3/31
5th grade and Mobley: W-Th, 4/1-4/2
6th grade: M-T, 4/6-4/7
4th grade: W-Th, 4/8-4/9
Student attendance is crucial for these assessments. This year’s test results will the baseline to measure future growth. For information can be found at: http://education.alaska.gov/akparentscommunity and at: http://education.alaska.gov/akassessments
Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
AMP is computer-based and will be administered for the first time in spring 2015. Learn more about the new assessment and technology practice tests at the Alaska Assessments website.
Supply List, 14-15 School Year
Buy the items while the sales are on! If you run into a snag financially or can't find the items, just let a staff member know - we will be able to help you.
Keeping Kids Safe in the Digital Age
The link below will take you to an excellent site where you can learn more about keeping your child safe in an increasingly connected world.
Drive safe! Student safety is in the driver's hands. Leave the house early enough so you are not rushed. Stay in line while flowing through the parking lot to the "stop, drop, and go" curb. Pull up, as far as possible, while wishing your child a good day. Be cautious as you drive to and from school. Children are precious!